Re-use brine and/or marinades?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by oldspringer, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. oldspringer

    oldspringer Newbie

    Is it safe to re-use a brine or a marinade if it is kept refrigerated or frozen?


  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It is not safe to do that, once you use it dump it. Stay safe
  3. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    It is not safe nor do you want to reuse something that is full of the juices that your meat leached out during the brine or marinade. Also, If you are going to use your marinade as a basting sauce you need to set some aside prior to marinating the meat to keep the basting sauce safe.
  4. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It depends. I will when doing my wings on the fire pit and skewers.
    You can bring the marinade to a simmer for a bit and it should be fine to use while cooking.
    I'll shoot some pics tomorrow.
  5. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    sorry I'm late with the pics, busy day at work...
    • Wings injected and marinating 36 hours IIRC

    • Pineapple, Peach Habanoro marinade 36 hours.

    • cooking wings, heating marinate to a simmer, wings added back to marinade then back onto grill.

    • I do this till the marinade is completely gone, it keeps getting thicker and sticking to the wings, I have done this with the skewers too!

    It's perfectly safe in this application.

    If I were to marinate then remove the product from the marinade for later use to use as a sauce, I would simmer it before placing in the refrigerator, I have done this before with no problem and feel it's perfectly safe if you simmer the marinade for a bit, provided the marinade was handled properly from the beginning.

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